Artists

La Venexiana

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Program

Claudio Monteverdi

Altri canti di marte SV 155

from Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi

Tarquinio Merula

Ruggiero

from Canzoni, overo sonate concertate Op. 12

Claudio Monteverdi

Chiome d'oro SV 143

from Settimo Libro de Madrigali

Barbara Strozzi

Al battitor di bronzo della sua crudelissima dama

from Libro Primo de Madrigali Op. 1

Tarquinio Merula

Ciaccona

from Canzoni, overo sonate concertate Op. 12

Barbara Strozzi

L'amante modesto

from Libro Primo de Madrigali Op. 1

Barbara Strozzi

Consiglio amoroso

from Libro Primo de Madrigali Op. 1

Barbara Strozzi

Priego ad Amore

from Libro Primo de Madrigali Op. 1

Barbara Strozzi

Hor che Apollo

from Arie Op. 8

Barbara Strozzi

Gli amanti falliti

from Libro Primo de Madrigali Op. 1

Tarquinio Merula

Ballo detto Eccardo

from Canzoni, overo sonate concertate Op. 12

Claudio Monteverdi

Ohimè, dov'è il mio ben SV 140

from Settimo Libro de Madrigali

Claudio Monteverdi

Hor che'l ciel e la terra SV 147

from Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi

Approximate running time: 2h with one intermission

Venice was one of the most important centers for the development of Italian Renaissance music––thanks not only to Claudio Monteverdi, its most widely celebrated innovator today. Barbara Strozzi, born 400 years ago in 1619, became the most influential femaleVenetian composer of the generation after his. Along with a selection of Monteverdi’s madrigals and instrumental music by Tarquinio Merula, the Italian ensemble La Venexiana presents Strozzi’s fascinating vocal works.